Could Bobby Abreu Get his Wings?
I've been reading that they had interest, and things could be getting close. Then I check Halos Heaven for the latest news and I see a link to a report from Jonah Keri that he has been signed. I hope it's true.
Abreu is not a good outfielder, but he should see plenty of time as a DH for the Angels. He no longer has the big time power, but we should expect him to replace the good things Garret Anderson did for us (15 homers, 35 doubles, 85 RBI) and throw in an additional 60 walks above Garret's average. He's a perfect fit for the middle of our order. OK, Mark Teixiera was perfect, but Bobby's not too bad himself. In a lineup full of free swingers, it's nice to have somebody who can work a pitcher.
Amazingly, despite his age (35), stocky build, and decline defensively, Bobby reamins a very good basestealer. Last year he stole 22 bags, the 10th year in a row he's been over 20. This will make him an especially good fit with the Angels.
I've still seen nothing official, but it's looking good.